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  2. El Spavo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Had a great day in sunny Pirbright today, met a great bunch of jokers, and hit 59 which was great until I got home and realised the final stand hadn't been added to the total so I actually made 64! 😄 Also got the lovely guys at William Evans to have a quick look at my gun whilst I was buying a slab and they said there's no problem with the pins or anything else so probably just a couple of bad batch cartridges the other week. Cracking! 👍
  3. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    They do a 9.30 start on Sundays. If you did it first and then Horne on your way back it'd be a decent double for you. Getting there is no problem first thing on a Sunday, but it can get bad in the middle of the day after Bluewater and Lakeside have opened. Getting back away from the bridge is OK at that time though.
  4. Will Hewland

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Didn’t know that.. Bit of a trek for me. Certainly tricky mid week traffic..
  5. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Dartford had Sporting and Sportrap registered shoots on. Usually fairly challenging targets on the sporting.
  6. Will Hewland

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    The monotony of the multiple sim pair thing at 4C drove us away today. Only other place was Horne.. Roll on Steve Lovatt opening up in Goldalming Surrey. March I believe. Can’t come soon enough.
  7. schmokinn

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    I mentioned the lack of imagination in Hornes' targets elsewhere,a lovely young lady called Michelle showered me with abuse...think i hit a nerve😏 Ashley clay shoot in Devon today,lovely little shoot in a steep sided valley giving target presentations you just don't get to see most places. Really enjoyed it some great targets and easier and quicker to get to then Meadowcroft which is 30 miles closer where we also went after! Like mini Wylye in some ways,how i miss that place😥
  8. Clynt

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    seems the course setters guild have united on the " give it anything and you miss infront " weekend Will ??? saying that a slow dropping crosser thing at 40m today at SW2000 should ,and my head told me 4 out of the 5 times of wanted a gap ...nope !!! at it haha but hell I find trying to shoot the F3 pro like a rifle so mundane , std after std and so hard to do ??
  9. Sian

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Horne was our second shoot today and we were among the last shooters. Young lad on stand 11 sim pair incoming crow thing and going away bird. He’d been scoring wrong all day. I missed the first bird and the on report second bird was a no bird, shot the pair again hit the first and second and scored me both. Tony corrected my score with him and he said he done it that way all day!!!!!! Platform had very silly colours missed 3 green and 1 white. Finished on 82. I too missed odd stupid ones. Fairly blowy in the afternoon and some did succumbed to the wind. Four counties first too many sim 5 pairs for my liking really, not that hard in places but I still missed them. Best bird was near the club house in the field I thought. Lovely big looper. 76 was poor to finish on today for me.
  10. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    They always seem to like edgy targets that are easy to do too much with. My worst stand was 8, where I overled the first bird and even missed one of the going away loopers up the left hand side for a 4.
  11. Will Hewland

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    I had a poor day there, as you witnessed! Specifically three particularly damaging stands, missing 4, 4 and 3. I just couldn’t hit stuff I needed to point at. Maybe confused after Fitasc yesterday, I dunno.. I think Horne really could do better. All but two targets were edgey no lead things. It felt like rifle practice.
  12. Bebo

    Sporting Shoots; where- and how was it? (2018)

    Nice trip out to Gatton Bottom this morning. My first Reg shoot in a month and I didn't do too badly. Quite a few sloppy misses and irritatingly a couple of occasions where I was reasonably well on a pair and then let myself start thinking about where my score was going, resulting in dropped clays. I even managed to only miss the first bird on the platform stand, which I'm pleased with as the colour choice for those clays wasn't at all good. Finished on 80.
  13. Last week
  14. westley

    Mk38 fixed choke Sporter

    My 3 years old 725 'Black' is starting to lose some of the 'black' from the gunslip. Thinking of ditching the slip and wearing the gun around my neck, should fit in with the crowd !
  15. schmokinn

    Mk38 fixed choke Sporter

    Yup but they usually have at least the cost of the case in price difference... Disappointing that new guns just aren't of the same quality isn't it,i have a 425 that probably hasn't been out of the cabinet more than twice in the last ten years. But when i take it out of the sock it won't look like its been more than 24 hours.
  16. westley

    Mk38 fixed choke Sporter

    Buy the Browning and they chuck one in ! Mind you, you do need the case to hide the rust ! 😲
  17. dr. lecter

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    that's it for me   I cant put up with all the hassle of signing in to this forum !     I have on several occasions  asked for help . !    please erase my membership etc ,  cheers .

  18. salop sniper

    Rowley Gun Club - Croxton, Staffs

    Does anybody know if this place is still going and if it's still members only ? It was fully subscribed a few years ago with places like hens teeth. I really used to enjoy it there and haven't been in ages but it would suit me great for a Sunday morning round of clays. TIA Matt
  19. Will Hewland

    Dont change your glasses !

    Varifocals for shooting are hopeless. Wear single vision distance..
  20. V8 90

    Dont change your glasses !

    I wear varifocals daily & switch to single vision glasses for shooting. I have a few pairs of Zeiss shooting glasses in various colours. No problem for me 👍
  21. AW13

    Dont change your glasses !

    I use varifocals which are very expensive and have a very wide and smoothly graduated focus area to help me focus on shooting. I found an optician that was used to shooters and knew what was needed for them. I tried Specsavers but they were like looking down a telescope with next to no peripheral focus at all, and that was there most expensive lens. I also found, at first, that I too tilted my head too much, a proper gun fit sorted out that issue, if you have not had a professional gun fit I would highly recommend you do so. Hope this helps, but at the end of the day we all have individual differences so what has worked for me may not be the same for you.
  22. Gazz

    Dont change your glasses !

    I have just started shooting and I wear glasses for everyday use. My current pair are varifocals but find the need to tilt my head to obtain focus on the clay very off putting which results in an inconsistent gun mount. Has anyone changed to a prescription set of non varifocal lenses for shooting only ?
  23. Doug Pinnegar

    Gloves for shooting?

    Macwets get the vote to actually shoot in. However, I'm going to be using some thermal windproof mittens between stands!
  24. El Spavo

    Matched chokes... what is blue metal??

    No, I do get it, but my point was that if one takes even that possibility out, then it can focus the mind absolutely cos there's no other reason than one is a biff. No head games.
  25. schmokinn

    Matched chokes... what is blue metal??

    i don't think you get it...forget what you perceive as variables,they will not make a toss of difference to your shooting at this stage. Get on and learn to shoot (which you have to do physically) once you have mastered that then it may be worth considering what you perceive to be variables,but if you learn anything by then it will probably be that they don't matter very much if at all!
  26. El Spavo

    Matched chokes... what is blue metal??

    Absolutely, so it's keeping that chance of outside variables to a minimum.
  27. westley

    Matched chokes... what is blue metal??

    Extremely common, an awful lot of experienced shooters use the same choke restriction in each barrel, whether or not they are the same make of choke,............well ? You probably will get a bigger difference from cartridge to cartridge than from choke to choke, regardless of what either Manufacturer or shooter, would have you believe.
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